We have just returned from 3 lovely weeks at Villa Lolas on the Bahiazul complex. The complex is lovely and peaceful and well maintained. Pascal and Sven went out of their way everyday to be helpful, friendly and approachable-nothing was too much trouble for them-thank you! The restaurant is first class and staff there wonderful and couldnt be nicer-thank you to them also!
The villa is quite a way from the town, which has the bonus of being quiet, but was a good mile and a half walk to supermarket or taxi ride costing about 5 euros. This became quite expensive as we were a family of 6, so needed 2 taxis to travel anywhere. Our favourite beach (Dunes) was too far to walk and taxi cost 7 euros each way- worth it though.
The resort has become much more commercialsed, several smaller businesses have closed and the larger restaurants are quite pushy trying to get you to use them. We visited the smaller town of El Cotillo, by bus, this was much more Spanish and found the best restuarant ever called "Spaghetti" go there if you get a chance! Spain is struggling like the rest of Europe, shopping was a lot more expensive this year-even made home look cheap!
Back to the villa-few things that would have made it even more special for us-
1. A full length mirror (we had 3 daughters in their 20s!) and some drawers in the bedrooms to put undies etc in.
2. An oven-it was difficult to cook with just a hob and microwave-not a problem if you are staying for a week though.
3. More cooking utensils and cooking items, chopping board, serving bowls, cheese grater, more pans, knives, serving spoons, jug for sangria!!- sounds a bit moany, but we have stayed in better equipped villas.
I also dont know how you would manage with small children at the villa because of the bedroom layout-perfect for our older family though.
We had a wonderful holiday and love the island and would recommend staying at Biahiazul without hesitation-thanks to all xx